Tag canon_cat

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2024-06-15

1323.

Refurb weekend: Canon Cat

oldvcr.blogspot.com/2024/05/refurb-weekend-canon-cat.html

A look into the history of Canon Cat, deeper than most, and then a demonstration of hardware maintenance. I didn't care much about the second part, but the first part interested me. For example, I didn't know about SwyftCard before!

2023-11-26

925.

Forth: The programming language that writes itself: The Web Page

ratfactor.com/forth/the_programming_language_that_writes_itself.html

An exploration of the evolution and meaning of the Forth programming language and its context in history.

A long long article about Forth. One probably already knows most of stuff there, but it's fun nevertheless.

2023-11-03

829.

Canon Cat

www.canoncat.net

Info on the Cat. Documents!

828.

SYSTEMIC IMPLICATIONS OF LEAP AND AN IMPROVED TWO-PART CURSOR

www.canoncat.net/cat/Cat Leap and a Two-Part Cursor.txt

Jef Raskin on how the two-part cursor is better than the one we are used to and how cool Leap is.

I didn't really get the cursor part. The fact that the significant text formatting is simply stripped does not help. I should play with it in an emulator.

Leap is cool, yeah. But I didn't get how the copy-paste works.

Sometimes I imagine a cool cyberdeck in which I implement the coolest features from many sources, including the Canon Cat!

2023-02-06

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Bitters

m15o.ichi.city/bitters

Bitters is an open-source text editor. It's heavily inspired by the Canon Cat computer: it builds on the Cat's novel ideas, and adds some of it's own to the mix!